Opportunities for Educators & Students
Kansas Corn STEM
Striving to build conversations about the science and technology involved in producing and utilizing corn, Kansas Corn STEM provides free lessons, supplies and professional development opportunities for teachers K-12. All lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards.
Free High-Quality Resources & Programs
Teacher Lead & STEM Focused Lessons
Next Generation Science Standards
Free Lesson Materials to Kansas Teachers
Free Professional Development Workshops
Continual Support: Bonus Resources & New Offerings
1,300+ Kansas teachers Supported
During the 2018-2019 school year, Kansas Corn STEM provided 1,300+ Kansas teachers with free lessons, workshops and supplies to teach science. As a result over 50,000 students learned about corn, biotechnology, ethanol, soil and water.
Kansas Corn STEM
Who We Are
From the seed we plant to the tractors we drive, science plays a key role in corn production and agriculture in general. Kansas Corn STEM is supported by the Kansas Corn Commission, an organization of Kansas farmers who decide how corn checkoff dollars are invested in the areas of education, market development, research and promotion. Education is one of our priorities with the goal of helping teachers connect science and agriculture by providing high-quality resources and programs.
KS CORN STEM
- Mark Meyer, Marion High School
Too often, teachers are limited by not having the supplies or equipment needed for quality instruction. Kansas Corn has helped supply this equipment along with quality lab activities to help improve learning for Kansas youth.
- Lacie Fair, Newton High School
Kansas Corn workshops have allowed me to see the direct connections between my classroom content and almost every aspect of production agriculture. My student’s engagement is amazing with the real world, hands-on experiences, these labs and activities provide!
- Wendy Candlewood, Sterling High School
Seed to STEM has improved the learning for my students by providing new resources to my classroom. The new activities and lessons improved my teaching by showing me new ways to approach topics which relate more to my students in our rural community.
- KaCee James, Hiawatha High School
Kansas Corn helped me implement hands-on inquiry-based CASE lessons in my classes by providing lab supplies. Their generous donation allowed me to teach students about ethanol production and the value of corn in livestock rations.